Q&A: Will My Curved Penis Affect My Sex Life?

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QUESTION: I am a virgin and have noticed that my penis, when erect, is curved upward like a curved banana. Will that affect my sex life?

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Curve

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Curve

Curvature

Many men have a natural curve to their erect penis whereas others have a penis that is more straight along the shaft. A slight curve is nothing to worry about it and should not affect your ability to have intercourse.

For Enjoyment

Some men enjoy the way that their penis naturally curves or bends and may use the curve or bend to stimulate their partner. For example, men who have sex with women may use the curve to try and stimulate the front wall of the vagina, known as the G spot area. If anything, then, they see the natural curve as something that can positively affect their sex life.

Men and women are born with the bodies they have. What matters in sex is that we make the most of whatever it is we have. For example, women can learn to explore how to squeeze and release the muscles around their vagina, for their own pleasure and the pleasure of their partner. We can all learn ways to use our lips and hands to pleasure our partners as well, or how we can use our hands to pleasure our own bodies.

The penis is no different – it looks and feels a little different for every man, and there are endless possibilities in how a man can use his own penis for his own pleasure and satisfaction during masturbation, and how he can use his penis to pleasure his partner during different types of sex as well.

Health

If you have a more severe curve, you should ask your healthcare provider as you may have Peyronie’s disease. However, most curves are smaller, natural and not going to be a problem during sex.

Learn More

To learn more about sexual pleasure and technique, check out books like Great in Bed or Moregasm or The New Male Sexuality.

Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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